Welcome to The Makehouse!

We offer a unique series of creative workshops giving you new skills and the satisfaction of making something beautiful with your own two hands!

We take great pleasure in showing people how they can experience enjoyment while learning a skills that will fulfill several needs, save a lot of money over a lifetime, and challenge people to become more independent. To fit into your busy life, we provide most of the equipment & materials so all you really need to bring  is you!  The Makehouse isn’t just a sewing studio, it’s a space where life, creativity and community are passionately celebrated every day.

We stock a unique range of sewing and crafting supplies along with local designers work including Uniquely Cedra,  Trinkets by Design, Sugar and Candy, Thread Theory, Apple Turnover and many more.  We also stock patterns from Christine Haynes and Collette Patterns.

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Active-Vision – Live Music for Silent Film

Active-Vision: Live Music for Silent Film. Featuring Charlie Chaplin – The Kid Family friendly event! Each month, The Makehouse presents Dr. Patrick Boyle performing a live soundtrack to classic silent films. He creates new textures and moods that challenge what people traditionally think of as a silent film soundtrack. Patrick is Professor of Jazz Studies at UVic. […]

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Festive Shopping

Come and join us to kick off the holiday season with our annual late night shopping event! Date: Thursday November 27th, 2014 Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Venue: The Makehouse – 833 1/2 Fort Street [between Blanshard & Quadra Street]   We are so lucky to have a Brent Jarvis playing our beautiful piano from 5:30 […]